自然農法的方法與堅持

自然農法|茶水部|恆誠農場|LittoTea|澄萃茶藝

要喝到安心的茶, 才會開心. 經過大自然淬煉的茶葉, 才能成就健康.

茶水部LittoTea一向堅持, 放下我們既有對抗大自然的大量生產模式, 順勢而為, 才能夠以真正完全的自然, 戰勝天敵, 成就甘甜健康的茶葉. 長久以來, 誤以為要讓茶樹長得好, 就應該常常補充肥料, 然而, 投入的成本並不一定會反映在茶樹的生長品質, 更別提最終的產品風味. 常常因為我們的求好心切, 造就營養過剩的土壤, 也讓茶樹吸收到過多不必要的元素. 根據自然農法專家的觀察, 茶樹可能因太過營養, 讓昆蟲更會想分食甜美的葉片, 反而忽略其他食物的選擇, 導致茶園發生難以收拾病蟲害.

面對昆蟲的攻擊, 茶樹除了適量的營養外, 應該要思考讓周圍的植株, 如雜草或附近的灌木, 能夠補充到充足的養分, 讓他們美味可口, 提供昆蟲比茶葉更好吃的食物來源, 引導昆蟲到茶葉以外的目標. 專家建議, 應當適量的為雜草與周圍的灌木群施肥. 另外, 肥料落在草上, 經過草的代謝, 轉換成土壤的元素, 茶樹因此更能吸收到營養.  傳統直接施灑肥料在土壤上, 肥料最終被轉換成茶樹營養的效率極低, 不僅浪費種植成本, 也容易導致土壤營養失衡.

茶水部LittoTea自然農法的核心理念

  • 友善耕作: 以生態平衡與大自然機制種植, 並停止農藥使用.
  • 環境保護: 確保生態, 土壤與水資源不受污染, 永續經營大地.
  • 土壤健康: 保持土壤養分與肥分, 並創造多元自然之微生物相.

-Research team @ 茶水部 LittoTea, 澄萃茶藝.

 

LittoTea insists to abandon the conventional plantation for mass production purpose. Instead of fighting against the nature by artificial pesticide and chemical fertiliser, we choose to follow the nature to plant the tea bushes. We believe this is the only way to make the tea bushes stronger to accommodate all kinds of threat from insects, disease and climate change. In the past, the solution to the weak tea bushes is to apply the fertilisers. However, the health of the tea bushes and product quality do not get improved. The expense of time and fertiliser is wasted. It also leads to the unbalance nutrition in the soil. Mostly, the nutrition supply is more than needed. Tea leaves, therefore, become tasty to insects. That might be the reason that the fresh and delicious sprouts are the main target for insects. Opposite to the conventional plantation mindset, we suggest to make the grass and all food sources other than tea more attractive to insects. Applying a little bit fertilisers on the grass, trees and other bushes around is helpful to distract the insects instead of directly supplying to tea bushes.  The measure brings lots of benefit to farmers and environment.

  • Least investment/waste on fertilizer
  • Least impact to the nutrition balance in the soil
  • High nutrition conversation efficiency for tea bushes to digest
  • Less damage by insects

LittoTea’s core value of the natural farming

  • Natural farming: Plantation by ecological balance with least interference. Pesticide is prohibited.
  • Environmental protection: All plantation activities under the discipline of soil, water and eco-system protection.
  • Soil health: Vivid microbial ecology and nutrition balance in the soil.

-Research team @ 茶水部 LittoTea, 澄萃茶藝.

 

 

 

 

 

Alvin Lin

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